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Zigzag wattle

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Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

Evergreen open shrub that produces a zig-zag shape. Weeping growth habit and bright yellow flowers in winter and spring. Popular for use in dried arrangements. Plant is drought-tolerant

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones :22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    January
    1. Buy

    Buy plant when in bloom.
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy plant when in bloom.
    2. Plant

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.
    3. Transplant

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy plant when in bloom.
    2. Plant

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location
    3. Fertilize

    Feed once in the spring with a well-balanced fertilizer.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.
    6. Transplant

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy plant when in bloom.
    2. Plant

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.
    5. Transplant

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy plant when in bloom.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a well-draining, full-sun location.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.
    5. Transplant

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.
    June
    1. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.
    2. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.
    July
    1. Water

    Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.
    August
    1. Water

    Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.
    September
    1. Water

    Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.
    2. Prune

    Prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.
    October
    1. Prune

    If not done in the prior month, prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.
    November
    1. Prune

    If not done in the prior month, prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buy plant when in bloom.

    February

    Buy plant when in bloom.

    March

    Buy plant when in bloom.

    April

    Buy plant when in bloom.

    May

    Buy plant when in bloom.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    February

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

    March

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location

    April

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location

    May

    Plant in a well-draining, full-sun location.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    Feed once in the spring with a well-balanced fertilizer.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    July

    Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

    August

    Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

    September

    Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    September

    Prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

    October

    If not done in the prior month, prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

    November

    If not done in the prior month, prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

    Pest/Disease Inspection

    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

    March

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    April

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    May

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    June

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    July

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    August

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    September

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    October

    Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    Treat for Pest/Disease

    How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

    March

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    April

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    May

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    June

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    July

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    August

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    September

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    October

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    February

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

    March

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

    April

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

    May

    Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

    June

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    July

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    August

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    September

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    October

    Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

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